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“sub-standard, bad value”
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Kata Country House
Ranked #36 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Reviewed 13 July 2012

I selected this place due to it's mostly good reviews and pictures of it's 'country' atmosphere.
The Good:
-there was one friendly woman at the front desk (vicky).
-reasonably quiet.

The Bad:
-one extremely unfriendly woman at the front desk. i witnessed her rudeness to several people--she seemed to have nothing but angry glares for everyone who approached the desk.
-very average to below-average food.
-unprofessional service: our room was w/out water when we moved in. after them promising to have it fixed all day (and showering down at the pool), it was still not fixed by the morning. that morning, when trying to decide whether to stay another night, they promised it would be fixed that day. we came back in the evening from a long day island hopping to find that we still couldn't take a shower, and everything was exactly the same as before. i understand that these things can happen, but there was no offer of refund, or upgrade: only the offer to move to an inferior room and what seemed like almost total apathy from the staff.

Bottom Line: there is much better value to be found all along Kata beach, nicer rooms at roughly the same price. it puzzles me that the reviews seem to be mostly good, as honestly even w/out the no-water incident there is absolutely nothing special at all about this place. sub-standard from top to bottom.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Stayed here for 11 nights. A resort about ten minute walk to beach. Out of hotel tun right an look for walk way at end of Club Med Wall. This will bring you out at the less busy end of a powder white sandy beach. If you come out of hotel and turn left it a couple of minutes more but you are at the busy end. When you arrive at the beach this way, facing the sea look to left and you will see SKA Bar, this is a great Bar and every Friday they put on a free fire dancing and juggling show on beach and the guys are all really helpful and friendly.

The hotel comprises of bungalows and rooms. The bungalows as you first go in are bamboo traditionally built and a bit dark but very nice if you want to experience this sort of thing, they have A/Cs. There are some very basic huts with just fans, and they are very nice but very very basic brick built located next to lotus pond, but if your on a tight budget, it worth a look. There are family bungalows over the lotus pond which look very nice, but may have to watch mossys. The have to suites, which we stayed in one, got a great off season price and is right next to the pool. The deluxe rooms are also next to the pool. The standard rooms are down a small corridor, with no balcony or view, but really close to pool.
Hotel resturant very nice and good food with great selection at breakfast. Hotel stall always smiling and helpful. Reception will do anything within reason. Only WiFi is in the lobby and it's pretty fast. You can buy a Happy Sim card from 7/11 for £1 and then make sure you get a Internet top up again for a pound, activate this in a normal phone and then you have fast 3G on the go for your IPhone or IPad.
The only negative was the last but one night a group of Russians, decided to have a very loud party until 3.30am and we mean lound and it got very nasty when they tried to rip off one of the girls they had brought back. We would have expected the hotel night security to have a word, but they didn't. Phuket on a whole is not the place to go in Thailand it has lost its Island Magic and is now being geared up for Eastern European and Russian visitors. There are so many other place to go. So if your going just stay a few days. Don't take any notice about the misleading report on the caged animals. What the person didn't check who wrote the unfair reports was that they are rescue animals and all cannot be released. This hotel looks after its animals. Feeds and cleans regularly every day.

Would go back again but for shorter trip

Only improvement, room could have been cleaned better.

Room Tip: Ask to see your room before settling on the one for your vacation
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cliveparkc
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Kata country house is set in large grounds and has several different room options, from a basic double room through to a house.
They have made the resort by keeping as many of the original trees as possible and building around them, so the units are very much in a garden setting. The pool is in the middle of it all and has a swim-up bar.
The front desk staff were helpful and efficient, and they provide free daily beach towels and your own safety deposit box for free which is a nice touch.
The resort is on the main Kata road but is quiet. Central to everything.

Room Tip: Don't beleive any taxi drivers on distances and times to places. Their set prices are about 400...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

a really nice hotel, decorated with thailand style!
the hotel has many thailand plants, many trees and a lake! There are many mosquitos because of the lake, but this is not a problem, if your room is not next to the lake.
the staff does not speak good english, but they are really helpful and pleasant.
the pool is good enough and clean. there is a pool bar there, and this is very nice.
the breakfast was good with products from europe and thailand also. the only that we miss, was the cheese.
Also the area around the hotel, is nice. there you can find many restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops etc. there is Kata center, so you do need taxi. Beach is not far from the hotel, it takes 10 minutes walking.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank MariaSkoul
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Making our fifth trip to Phuket, we decided to choose the KCC again. It´s not a luxurious giant hotel, instead it´s quite small, lush and cozy surroundings. The standard of the rooms is good, not great. The staff is very serviceminded and friendly! In fact, one of the cleaning ladies tood a look at our three-year old son, pointed on a wooden bungalow and said; "didn´t You stay there a while back?" That´s correct, we were there together with my parents-in-law 15 months earlier. This is why we choose smaller hotels like this! A mory familiar athmosphere!

The breakfast is quite good, I lack some beans in tomatosauce and some youghurt, but that´s about it! The food in the restaurant is very good, indeed!

There´s two pools and plenty of sunbeds. Perfect if You need to take a day-off! The smaller pool had a higher degree of chlorinated water. This was probably because of all of the children choose this pool.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank LarsHKRuse
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Additional Information about Kata Country House

Address: 82 Kata Road | Tambon Karon, Muang, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #36 of 56 Hotels in Kata Beach
Price Range: ₹ 1,428 - ₹ 8,503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kata Country House 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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